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De-Essing Basics and Beyond – Techivation T-De-Esser Review

My name is Ron Bates. I’m a freelance audio engineer and producer based out of Nashville, TN. As Techivation just released the T-De-Esser, I thought it might be cool to experiment with some not-so-typical uses for De-Essing.  Before we jump into some mixing scenarios, let’s first cover the basics of De-Essing. Let’s ask ourselves what

By |2021-07-22T03:46:34+03:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Avoidable mistakes in Music Production

Intro As much as we may hate it, mistakes are part of life. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to learn from them and become better at whatever we want to achieve. Sadly that takes effort and time, but why not save us some of that by looking at others’ experiences? In this article, I’ll

iZotope Ozone 9 Mastering Plugin Review

By Ivo Sotirov As the world embraces AI and machine learning so does iZotope with their 9th edition of Ozone. In September 2019 this mastering suite introduced new features like Tonal Rebalance as well as a Low-End Focus module yet efficiency went up with lower power consumption and faster loading times. Now, a year later,

By |2020-10-29T01:21:47+03:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Reviews, Plugin Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Sonimus Satson CS Plugin Overview

Using the Sonimus Satson CS as a vocal processor I regularly find myself working in mixes where the number of plugins used across the different tracks is maximizing my computer’s DSP. That is why I’m always interested in new tools to streamline my sessions and make my workflow easier without jeopardizing the sound quality. The

Tegeler Audio TSM

If you have been following my writing you would know the previous article I wrote was reviewing the Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Creme (VCA stereo compressor and Pultec-Style EQ). Today I will be reviewing another piece of Tegeler engineering called the TSM (Tube Summing Mixer). Overview & Features The TSM is essentially a 40-channel summing box

By |2020-06-23T18:29:38+03:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Tegeler Audio Creme

The Company  Led by Michael Krusch, the tiny boutique tech company from Berlin called Tegeler Audio Manufaktur is now blossoming into a stable and serious competitor amongst the audio gear makers. Their team is still small, but judging by the quality and quantity of product they are able to push on the market I think

The truth behind audio mixing

Audio mixing is an art form, just like writing music. It takes years to understand how to mix and even after you think you're making headway, you realize there is a lot further to go. I'm not going to cover the technical, there are much smarter people than myself that can educate you better, but

By |2020-06-23T18:31:18+03:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Mix Automation Basics

Introduction Your mix is pretty much done and all that time you've spent on it adding processing, effects and trying to find the perfect balance between the tracks adds up to a whole mix. Everything sits well together. Sounds pleasant and finished but yet still the mix doesn't really move you?! Let's talk about mix

By |2020-06-23T18:31:38+03:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Width and Depth with EQ – Mixing & Mastering

INTRO These days, you often hear about plugins that can help create width and depth on a track, mix or master. There are many options to choose from: wideners, exciters... even reverb is a possibility. The fact is, there are no hard and fast rules and every tool has a place where it can be

By |2020-06-23T20:34:43+03:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

STAY-LEVIN REVIEW

By Antelope Audio The compressor I want to talk about today probably isn’t worth living for, but it is worth buying an Antelope interface with a dedicated FPGA just so you could run the plugin. Antelope Audio calls it the STAY-LEVIN and it is one of the very few recreations (analog or digital) of a

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